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Put simply: We are for limited government that works. At TexasGOPVote, we will work as a watchdog to help our state lawmakers and our congressional delegation pull in the reins on unnecessary spending and government bureaucracy. You better believe we’ll expose politicians who seek to act outside the bounds set by the Forefathers in the Constitutions of Texas and the United States.
Every year, thousands of high school students from every congressional district submit their artwork to their member of Congress for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Helping inspire young people to become active in...
Lawmakers in North Carolina are taking very seriously something that's been described as a “cancer eating at the heart" of the construction industry: The misclassification of craft professionals paid as subcontractors when,...
Last week I reintroduced a bill to cut down on seafood fraud and protect honest American fishermen. The Protecting Honest Fishermen Act will level the playing field for American fishermen who play by the rules and have to...
I would like to congratulate South Korean President Moon Jae-in on his recent election. He will be visiting the U.S. this week and I'd like to be among the first to extend a hand of welcome.
The day that Osama bin Laden, the world’s number one terrorist, met his maker was a great day in the war on terror. But finding America’s most wanted terrorist hiding in Pakistan was no easy feat.
What happens if the Trump Recovery loses steam or fails? Many Americans believe the economy is unfair and the game is rigged against them.
Republicans are trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s mandate forcing nearly all Americans to pay a tax if they don’t have health insurance. But they’ve just proposed a new penalty of their own for people who go without...
Last week, President Trump signed into law the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. This bipartisan legislation ensures our veterans receive the care they have earned and deserve. I...
I released the following statement regarding the Better Care Reconciliation Act, introduced yesterday by the U.S. Senate:
I released the following statement after Senate Republicans released a discussion draft of legislation to replace the failed Affordable Care Act (ACA):
After months of speculation on the location and format of their first meeting, the two presidents will finally sit down together during a yearly gathering of Group of 20 leaders in Hamburg, Germany.
Last week the House Armed Services Committee marked up the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). I was proud to see the NDAA for FY18 pass out of committee to give the people protecting us what...
Last week on the Senate floor, I stressed the importance of upholding the promise Republicans have made for seven years to replace the failed Obamacare law with real health care reform. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and...
This is what defeat looks like. Exhausted, bleeding, and encrusted in the gore of the battlefield, the soldiers have fought a good fight, but all hope has left them. Enemies surround them and now press in for the kill. It’s...
This week I introduced the VA Information Technology Restructuring Act to modernize the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) IT infrastructure in a manner that will better equip it to ensure our veterans receive the utmost...
Yesterday I praised the United States Supreme Court's decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia vs. Comer.
This week, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) will examine and markup, H.R. 2997, the 21st Century AIRR Act.
Indivisible Denton’s “Lake Dallas Rally/Demonstration for Healthcare” targeting Congressman Burgess shows who they are.
Once again, Americans' privacy is under attack, this time by the spying eyes of our own U.S. Government. And people across the U.S. are wondering what is this section 702 issue.Well, section 702 is a provision of the Foreign...
By now you’ve heard about the two incidents in which a rendition of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in New York was disrupted by Donald Trump supporters who objected to the assassination scene with a Trump-like Caesar.The...

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